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From Sushant Singh Rajput to Sridevi: Last social media posts of celebs who died a tragic death
Glamour and grief – while unlikely partners in a dictionary – are very closely connected in the real life. History is witness to multiple unnatural deaths in the Entertainment industry – be it Geeta Dutt, Divya Bharti or Sushant Singh Rajput. While most of us have heard or read about the first two, Sushant Singh Rajput passed away barely a year back and the controversy surrounding his death is ensuring that we grieve every day about him.
Why do so many talents pass away so early? No one seems to have an answer. If anything, their deaths teach us the importance of resilience and life.
In the last few years, many celebs have left for the heavenly adobe. The mysterious circumstances under which they died, make it impossible for their loved ones to get closure. Read on to know what their last social media post was all about.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death sent Bollywood into shock. The 34-year-old actor was found dead in his Bandra house on June 14, 2020. After a spectacular debut in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che, Sushant also starred in the 2016 biopic—M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath. On June 3, 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput had shared an emotional Instagram post remembering his late mother. He penned a note with a black and white collage. He wrote, “Blurred past evaporating from teardrops Unending dreams carving an arc of smile And a fleeting life, negotiating between the two… # ❤️.”
Her unexpected death in February 2018 sent shockwaves across the film industry as it mourned one of its most prized actresses. Many questioned how accurate it was after it first claimed she suffered from a cardiac arrest before stating her death was caused by “accidental drowning”. This quickly raised the question of whether they were dealing with a mishandled case.
In one of her last posts, the veteran actress had officially welcomed Mohit’s wife Antara as she posed happily with the newlywed couple along with Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi. The Chandni actress also struck a perfect pose with her younger daughter Khushi, and the mother-daughter duo looked elegant. Notably, her elder daughter Janhvi didn’t accompany the family to Mohit’s wedding owing to the shooting of her debut film Dhadak.
Indian film and television actor Kushal Punjabi was found dead in his residence in Pali Hills in Mumbai on December 26, 2019. He was reportedly suffering from depression. His property was distributed to his parents and son as stated in his suicide note. Kushal started his career as a dancer and model and has also acted in movies such as Lakshya, Kaal, Salaam-e-Ishq and Dhan Dhanaa Dhan Goal. He was also the winner of the TV reality game show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout in 2011. He was an avid biker too. Before committing suicide, Kushal had shared an image of his son on his Instagram handle with a heart emoji.
The 25-years old was found hanging from her ceiling at her Juhu Apartment on June 3, 2013. There were rumours about her relationship with Sooraj Pancholi, and it was also considered that she didn’t commit suicide but it was a murder. However, no evidence was found or disclosed. One of her last tweet was more of her mental condition in which she wrote, “So sorry I have been off twitter! Took a bit of a break from twitter verse.. sometimes u need a sabbatical to recollect ur thoughts.”
So sorry I have been off twitter! Took a bit of a break from twitter verse.. sometimes u need a sabbatical to recollect ur thoughts
— Nafisa Khan (@jiahkhan) May 24, 2013
Actor Asif Basra, famous for his roles in Paatal Lok and Kai Po Che, died at the age of 53. A familiar face in films and theatre, the actor reportedly died by suicide. Reports say that actor Asif Basra had been living in a rented house in McLeodganj for the last 5 years. Asif was not so active on social media. His last pic was in February 2020, which is a monochrome one, the actor is passionately looking into the camera.
Known for her role as ‘Anandi’ in the popular TV show Balika Vadhu, Pratyusha was found dead in her Mumbai apartment on April 1, 2016. She was also a contestant in Bigg Boss 7. Apart from Balika Vadhu, she also starred in Hum Hain Na, Sasural Simar Ka and Gulmohar Grand. There is absolutely no sign of any strife, struggle or trouble on any front. Banerjee’s last Instagram post also had been with her beau Rahul Raj Singh.
Sandeep, who has worked in films such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Kesari, had written a long post where he said that his wife had made his life terrible in two years of marriage and he could not take it anymore. In his suicide note, Sandeep Nahar also talked about his troubled married life. “I would have died by suicide a long time ago but I chose to give myself the time and hope that things would get better, but they didn’t. I now have nowhere to go. I don’t know what awaits me after I take this step, but I’ve been through hell in this life.” Police said the deceased actor had probably posted the suicide video around three hours before his death.
Sameer Sharma was an Indian television actor. He was best known for his portrayal of Shaurya Maheshwari in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, Brij in Jyoti, Nitin in Dil Kya Chahta Hai, and Krishna Agarwall in kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. He was found hanging at his Mumbai residence on 5 August 2020. No suicide note was found at the apartment, which Sharma had moved into recently. Sameer’s last social media post was a coastline with rocks probably it was taken in Mumbai.